Headlines for May 2021:
Debenhams stores finally closed across the country after trading for more than 240 years. Childhood memories exploring Debenhams in Folkestone come flooding back, and working there as a teenager. I wonder what will become of the Debenhams building in Guildford which is protected and a local landmark.
Leicester City beat Chelsea 1:0 in the FA cup final to win the trophy for the first time. COVID restrictions limited the crowd to 21,000 at Wembley Stadium, but they made plenty of noise and it was atmospheric. COVID vaccine rollout in the UK opened up to the over 30’s this month
On 17th May the government eased the UK into ‘stage 3 of the lockdown restructions’ allowing larger public gatherings (within limits and social distancing etc)
The UK scored 0 points in the Eurovision Song Contest
Cambridge launched an autonomous bus service a couple of days ago (27th May 2021) as part of a government funded trial. This is fantastic news! More info on this link. There must be a way of increasing the appetite of our local authorities to embark in this kind of innovation in our area.